Holiday Living Room Makeover
See photos of a dramatic living room redo
More than any other time of year the holidays are a time when we want our homes to look their best. And, while there isn't time to accomplish a major redecorating during the holidays, you may be able to pull off an instant makeover of one or two rooms in your home.
As a professional who specialize in home makeovers, Judy Alto (owner of Interior Arrangement and Design Association, she believes that most homeowners already have the furnishings and accessories needed to create a beautiful room. It just takes some planning and expertise to bring it all together.
Living Room "Before"
Take a look at this living room "Before" photo. While the furnishings look nice, the room seems a bit cold, unwelcoming, and frankly a little boring. There is a large empty area in the middle of the room, furniture lines the walls, and the pictures over the sofa seem a bit small for the space. What would you do with this living room? See the "After" photos by clicking on the photo, and read the designer's tips on the following pages.
If you'd like to try making over a room in your home, get help by reading designer tips and studying before and after photos. And even if you can't find a professional in your area, these tips can help you look at your furnishings in a new way and get you started rearranging.
Next: Page 2: The "After" with Judy Alto's design comments and tips
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